For the first time, attendees at Advanced Engineering 2023 will receive accreditation from The CPD Group. The CPD Group, based in the United Kingdom, is recognised as one of the fastest growing continuous professional development (CPD) accreditation services worldwide. Advanced Engineering is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on November 1 and 2 and will host over 150 industry-leading speakers across its forums, all of which can be accessed with a visitor pass.

There are five forums at Advanced Engineering offering hours of informative and engaging content, all of which count towards attendees’ CPD. The main stage, which is new for 2023, is a one-stop-shop for information on the latest industry developments, government policy and inspiring keynotes.

The composites forum, which is supported by Composites UK, will cover topics such as new composite materials, light-weighting and made-for-purpose materials. Discussions on the aerospace forum, supported by ADS, will explore the latest developments in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), urban air mobility, space, in-orbit manufacture and hydrogen fuel. Finally, the automotive forum, supported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT), will uncover the latest developments in light-weighting, electronics and future fuels. There will be case studies from key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one suppliers.

“This year, Advanced Engineering will host representatives from some of the leading engineering and manufacturing firms as speakers across its forums,” explained Simon Farnfield, event director for Advanced Engineering. “This includes keynote talks from Richard Noble OBE, former holder of the World Land Speed Record and serial innovator at ThrustWSH. We’ll also welcome Stephen Phipson OBE, CEO of Make UK. Our partnership with The CPD Group means that, as well as being able to enjoy talks, panel discussions and more from industry leaders like Noble and Phipson, attendees will be able to log their attendance as part of their CPD plans.”

To obtain the certification, Advanced Engineering attendees simply need to scan the QR code at the exit of every forum, provide their name and email address and they will receive their certificate by email. All forums can be accessed for free with an exhibitor or visitor pass for Advanced Engineering. To register, visit